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ClamXav reports Xml.Exploit.CVE_2013_3860-3 infection in the Firefox 48.0.1 MacOS app

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update today to 48.0.1 on Mac, ClamXav reports infection 'File Name Infection Name Status /Applications/Firefox.app Xml.Exploit.CVE_2013_3860-3' Deleted firefox and downloaded/installed new from this site but ClamXav again reports same infection ?whether real or relevant

update today to 48.0.1 on Mac, ClamXav reports infection 'File Name Infection Name Status /Applications/Firefox.app Xml.Exploit.CVE_2013_3860-3' Deleted firefox and downloaded/installed new from this site but ClamXav again reports same infection ?whether real or relevant

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This is not a definitive answer. I am not even a Mac user.

Official Mozilla Firefox downloads have As Far As I Know never contained malware they have however occasionally triggered false positives, which I imagine is what is happening here.

Also if that malware is the same as https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2013-3860 it looks like it is something that affects only Windows so it should not be any immediate problem on a Mac.

The official download site would be

You would presumably have initially got an update using the installed Firefox, there is just a possibility that is corrupt (or settings are corrupt)

If you wish to you could try what we call a clean reinstall where the original application files are trashed before reinstalling. However from what you say I presume the problem is only detected after the new Fx48.0.1 is installed and that your download would have been from an official site as you said.

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This is not a definitive answer. I am not even a Mac user.

Official Mozilla Firefox downloads have As Far As I Know never contained malware they have however occasionally triggered false positives, which I imagine is what is happening here.

Also if that malware is the same as https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2013-3860 it looks like it is something that affects only Windows so it should not be any immediate problem on a Mac.

The official download site would be

You would presumably have initially got an update using the installed Firefox, there is just a possibility that is corrupt (or settings are corrupt)

If you wish to you could try what we call a clean reinstall where the original application files are trashed before reinstalling. However from what you say I presume the problem is only detected after the new Fx48.0.1 is installed and that your download would have been from an official site as you said.